Sir Walter Ralegh and the New World

By John W. Shirley

Sir Walter Ralegh and the New World

Approx. 141 pp., 6 x 9, 19 halftones

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8652-6206-5
    Published: January 1985

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Shirley chronicles the major events in the life of Ralegh set against the background of the court of England's Queen Elizabeth I including Ralegh's meteoric rise as the queen's favorite, his frustrations with his colonization efforts, and his fall from grace that ended with his execution. This is a fascinating history of Elizabethan England, its leading personalities, and its deadly intrigue.

About the Author

John W. Shirley (1908-1988) was an authority on Elizabethan scientist Thomas Harriot. Shirley received his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. He taught at Michigan State University and North Carolina State University before joining the faculty at the University of Delaware. He was respected not only as a teacher but as an able university administrator.
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